Class 1A and 2A Positives at Canterbury: TDN December 17, 2018

By: T.D. Thornton Positive post-race tests for Class 1A and 2A prohibited substances at Canterbury Park have resulted in $2,500 fines and 90-day suspensions for two trainers. The penalties imposed upon Ray E. Tracy Jr. and Judd William Becker could have been doubled. But their $5,000 fines/180-day suspensions were halved as the result of a

Racehorse ‘Party Till Dawn’ Fails Drug Test for Methamphetamine: The Washington Post 12/16/16

By: Marissa Payne An Australian racehorse trainer has come under scrutiny after his horse, Party Till Dawn, tested positive for methamphetamine, the Australian Broadcasting Company reports. Trainer Ben Currie hasn’t been accused of intentionally drugging his horse, but the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission will question him next week as to why Party Till Dawn tested positive for methamphetamine

Contaminated Feed Cause of Canterbury Drug Positives: Thoroughbred Daily News 9/6/16

By: TDN Three Canterbury Park trainers will be held blameless for a total of four positive post-race tests for a banned leanness-promoting livestock feed additive, the track’s board of stewards has ruled. The Aug. 28 decisions to disqualify the positive-testing horses without sanctioning the trainers comes after a Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC) investigation discovered evidence

ROAP Examines Reciprocity on Various ‘Lists’: The Blood-Horse 4/11/16

By: Tom LaMarra The Racing Officials Accreditation Program hopes to make progress this year on protocol that will keep horses placed on various lists from showing up and racing at other tracks while ineligible under current guidelines. Some jurisdictions adhere to reciprocity for horses placed on lists by stewards, starters, and state veterinarians, but others

Track Defends Trainer Suspended for Positive: The Blood-Horse 7/26/15

By Tom LaMarra In an unusual development, Canterbury Park has come to the defense of top trainer McLean Robertson, who was suspended for 90 days and fined $2,000 by the Minnesota Racing Commission for a positive test for a Class 1 methamphetamine. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune earlier reported that Robertson, also the leading trainer at Delaware

Monmouth Park earns NTRA safety reaccreditation: The Racing Biz 5/27/15

RMTC The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Monmouth Park has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Home to 17 graded stakes – including the $1 million Haskell Invitational and the $500,000 United Nations Stakes – the Oceanport, N.J., track opened its 70th live racing season earlier this month. Monmouth

Gulfstream Park Earns Reaccreditation From NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: 3/26/15

RMTC Press Release LEXINGTON, Ky. (Thursday, March 26, 2015) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Located in Hallandale Beach, Fla., between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, the 76-year-old track is in the final days of its Championship

Dr. Dionne Benson Named RMTC Executive Director and COO 7/11/12

NEWS RELEASE July 11, 2012 Contact: Hallie Lewis (859) 224-2848 DR. DIONNE BENSON NAMED RMTC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND COO The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced the hiring of Dr. Dionne Benson as RMTC Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. In her new position, which she assumed on Monday, Dr. Benson will provide

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